2014 PePcon: The Print + ePublishing Conference® Register now!

June 15–18, Chicago
(early bird registration ends April 21)

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Overview
Sunday
11:00 am - 5 pmRegistration
12:30 pm - 5 pmEPUB Bootcamp: What You Need to Know

Erik Christopher

The fundamentals of EPUB, all in one place. Learn from an expert how…

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DPS Bootcamp: Building Folios for Digital Publications

Keith Gilbert

You know you want to use Adobe's Digital Publishing Suite to make iPad…

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CSS/HTML Bootcamp: What Designers Need to Know

Chad Chelius

Every designer needs to know the basics of HTML and CSS. Learn it…

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Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 amBreakfast and Registration
9:00 am - 9:45 amIntroduction and Keynote: Design Tools for the 21st Century

Speaker to be announced

More than ever before, our ability to communicate is based on our own…

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9:45 am - 10:10 amCreative Cloud “2”: What’s New Today and Tomorrow

Speaker to be announced

Learn what's new in CC to help you express yourself and get your…

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10:25 am - 10:45 amTouch Me: Unexpected Uses of Touch Apps with InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop

Russell Viers

Learn how touch apps help you become a creative being, not just a…

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10:45 am - 11:05 amA 10-Point Program for Better Type

Nigel French

We all use type, but do you use it efficiently? Is it as…

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11:05 am - 11:25 amPDF Commenting

Kelly Vaughn

Learn PDF commenting and teach your clients/boss how they can "input" the changes…

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11:40 am - 12:00 pmTop Free Plug-ins and Scripts for Every InDesign User

Erica Gamet

Take advantage of these add-ons that give you more functionality.

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12:00 pm - 12:20 pmInserting Custom HTML in DPS and EPUB
Jerry Silverman

Jerry Silverman

HTML is the most important ingredient in both EPUB and — increasingly —…

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1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Producing eBooks: InDesign to EPUB

Anne-Marie Concepcion

Ballroom ABC

Join Anne-Marie as she introduces ePub and mobi, what they're about, and how…

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Snapshot: Today’s Digital Publishing Landscape

James Fritz

Join Fritz as he explores the big picture and offers insights on where…

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Head to Head GREP

Bart Van de Wiele and Erica Gamet

Come see how GREP can be not only helpful, but even fun and…

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2:45 pm - 3:45 pmInDesign to Kindle: Deep Dive

Erik Christopher

Learn from an expert how to create quality content for Kindle, especially from…

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InDesign Tips & Tricks

David Blatner and Sandee Cohen

Hot InDesign tips and cool workflow techniques in a fast-paced session by two…

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Creating One-Off Tablet Apps from InDesign

Keith Gilbert

Ballroom E

Learn how to create a "free" Single Edition app using InDesign and your…

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4:00 pm - 5:00 pmCase Studies: What We Learned Going from Print to Tablet

Diane Burns, Haeme Ulrich, Kat Topaz

Come see how others have bridged the print/digital divide, and learn from their…

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Deke’s Techniques: Learn to draw better, (stronger), faster with Illustrator CC

Deke McClelland

Deke is a legend! Come see a live presentation of some of his…

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One Step: Turn Your InDesign Document into an HTML5 Web App

Jerry Silverman, Justin Putney, David Blatner

Learn how to convert InDesign files into Web apps and iOS apps based…

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8:00 pm - 10:00 pmIgnite InDesign! Tips and Stories from the Front Lines

Join us for dessert and some late night, after-dinner tips, tricks, and fun!

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Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 9:45 amKeynote: Lynda Weinman

Lynda Weinman

Come see Lynda Weinman, passionate educator and founder and CEO of lynda.com

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10:00 am - 10:20 am5 Essential Effects in InDesign

Mike Rankin

Why switch to Illustrator or Photoshop when you can create that effect in…

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10:20 am - 10:40 amAccessibility and PDF: What You Need to Know

Chad Chelius

Learn how to make your documents accessible for screen readers

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10:40 am - 11:00 amThe Magic of MSOs

Bob Levine

Learn how multi-state objects help you build amazing interactivity into your tablet apps

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11:15 am - 11:35 amTop 10 Scripts and Resources for EPUB

Anne-Marie Concepcion

Learn about 10 essential InDesign scripts, plug-ins, online services, and utilities

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11:35 am - 11:55 amAutomation and Anarchy in InDesign

Adam Jury

Combining InDesign's data merge with Google Docs and other tools for amazing workflows

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12:00 pm - 1:15 pmLunch with Adobe: Sit Down with the Adobe Development Team

Grab some lunch and sit down with Adobe's product development team.

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1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Word, Excel, GoogleDocs, and InCopy: Taming the Editorial Workflow Beast

Anne-Marie Concepcion

Whether you love or loathe MS Word, you know you need to use…

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Illustrator and Photoshop: Awesome Effects Using Our Two Favorite InDesign “Add-ons”

Justin Seeley

Soak in an hour of awesome techniques for making the most of Photoshop…

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Making Eye-Catching Interactive Charts and Graphs for Tablet Apps

Kat Topaz and Scott Landis

Designing for mobile creates unlimited opportunities for interactive charts and graphs.

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2:45 pm - 3:45 pmiBooksAuthor, Inkling, and other tools for enhanced eBooks

Erik Christopher

Step beyond the ordinary reflowable ebook and create rich experiences for your readers

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Catch Their Attention: What’s New in Print Today

Print isn't even close to dead! Come find new techniques you could be…

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Let’s Talk Future: The Next Five Years of Publishing

David Blatner, Russell Viers, Mike Rankin

Get a glimpse into the future from our expert panelists, and learn what…

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4:00 pm - 5:00 pmPrizes, Tips, Q&A

We have thousands of dollars in prizes to give away, and even more…

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8:00 pm - 9:30 pmCreativeWow! Sneak Peeks by Creative Developers

Come see and/or share software demos from around the world.

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Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:00 pmInDesign to Interactive PDF

Nigel French

InDesign lets you add interactivity to PDF files. Learn how, why, and what…

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EPUB Power Techniques

Ron Bilodeau

Learn hard-core EPUB essentials from a master of the craft

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Publishing Your iPad App: The Hardest Step Explained

Bart Van de Wiele

Building an app is not as scary as it sounds if you know…

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Creative Developers Summit

The Creative Developers Summit is the premier annual event for anyone who creates…

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1:30 pm - 4:30 pmWhat Every Designer (and anyone asked to be a designer) Needs to Know

TBA

Session description to come.

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Creating Fixed Layout ePUB

Laura Brady

Learn how to spice up EPUB with fixed layouts, read aloud, audio, and…

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Power Buddies: InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator

Russell Viers

Learn how InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustratorwork together to form a one-two-three knockout punch.

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Creative Developers Summit

The Creative Developers Summit is the premier annual event for anyone who creates…

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Program note: This page features a preliminary list of conference sessions and speakers. Speakers and session descriptions are currently being confirmed and are subject to change. Check back frequently to find the most up-to-date information.

All sessions are held at the conference hotel, the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.